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Otago offers a range of student support services to ensure you are well-equipped for success during and after your time with us.

As a Student Adviser will talk through what matters to you, they can connect you to a student support service that best suits your needs and wants.

These services will empower you to finish your qualification with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle life's challenges beyond University.

Alternatively, you can reach out to the student support service directly.

Here are the range of student support services available at Otago.

Academic support

Learn how to succeed in your degree from the start.


Find your perfect flat or room.

AskOtago Service Portal

Offering help and support for all those who study.

Campus watch

Maintaining a safe and secure campus environment

Career Development Centre

Career planning and job search


Pastoral care and spiritual support

Course Advice

Get advice about your planned study to ensure you're on track

Disability Information and Support

Information, advice and assistance available

Healthy Campus

Tools and resources to enhance health and wellbeing

ID Cards

Get your student ID card

Information Centre

A starting point for all enquiries


Support services for international students

Justices of the Peace

Find a JP on campus


Supporting your learning and research


Supporting first-year students living locally


Find out about the Otago University Students' Association


Support services for Pacific students

Residential colleges

Our residential colleges combine the right living and learning environments.

News for Otago students

Schools' Liaison

Supporting and advising school students at high school

Sports and fitness – Unipol

There's something for everyone at Unipol Recreation Services

Student Health

Offering health care services for students

Student IT help

IT services for students

Student Learning Development

Free academic development for students at Otago

UniCrew - Volunteers

Enrich your life and those of others by volunteering

University Union

Our hospitality and retail services
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